Emergency Management

Wright County Emergency Management division’s mission is to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any disaster or incident; natural, human caused, or malicious acts including terrorism. The Emergency Management division strives to protect life and property of the citizens of Wright County through comprehensive planning, equipping and training of personnel who have a significant role in responding to a disaster.

The Emergency Management division coordinates various emergency and non-emergency trainings, disaster exercises, and administrative functions needed with a county-wide emergency management system. The Emergency Management division provides coordination throughout the county and county-wide responding agencies, this includes all 17 cities, 18 townships, schools and business/industry located within Wright County. Additionally partnerships with representatives from county and city entities are maintained through planning collaboration and help to ensure the highest quality of hazard preparedness.

These partnerships and collaborative planning have helped develop the following plans that may be needed in a large scale incident or emergency.
  •   Emergency Operations Plan
  •   Continuity of Operations Planning
  •   All-Hazard Mitigation Planning
  •   Radiological Emergency Preparedness Response Planning

Emergency Operation Plan
The plan is made up of a basic plan and annexes that address the role of agencies and personnel responding to all types of emergencies. This plan is reviewed and updated annually. It is submitted to the County Board for their approval.

Continuity of Operations Plan
The purpose of the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) is to have a county-wide plan for the continued operation of essential government services during a variety of emergencies including those that may last for an extended period of time. Information contained in this plan is applicable to the period or periods of a declared emergency by the Governor of Minnesota or the Wright County Board of Commissioners.

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan evaluates and ranks the major natural
and technological hazards affecting Wright County as determined by frequency of event, economic impact, deaths, and injuries. Mitigation recommendations are based on input from state and local agencies, public input, and national best practices. This is a multi-jurisdictional plan that covers Wright County and the cities of Clearwater, Monticello, Otsego, Albertville, St. Michael, Hanover, Buffalo, Maple Lake, Annandale, South Haven, Rockford, Cokato, Howard Lake, Waverly, Montrose and Delano. The Wright County risks and mitigation activities identified in this plan also incorporate the concerns and needs of townships, school districts, and other entities participating in this plan.

Radiological Emergency Response Plan

The plan is a set of procedures designed to ensure the life and safety of the people and property that might be impacted by an emergency at the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant. The federal government requires that plans be in place for cities and counties that fall within a 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of nuclear plants in the United States.

The Federal Government requires that the Plan is exercised every two years. The plan is reviewed and updated on an annual basis, then approved by the Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on an annual basis.

These official plans documents are not available to the public. If you have questions about the plans, please contact Wright County Emergency Management, 763-684-2364 or 763-684-2371.